The unmarried women in particular are called sheng nu or “leftover women.” Other methods to meet a mate in China include online dating websites, such as the Chinese version of Match.com, called
He also seemed to have high expectations for a partner, without being up to scratch himself.
That annoyed me a little, and a Malaysian friend later explained it that mainland Chinese men have a sense of entitlement when they have accomplished certain things or made enough money. I hope this was useful to you, or at least entertaining.
This was mostly over the internet, and I have no doubt it's thanks to the shelter of relative anonymity that he felt free to act out.
Perhaps he wouldn't have been so abrasive in the flesh, but I wasn't sticking around to find out.
Similarly, while I suspect that many of these ideas still apply to some extent if you are a foreign girl looking to date a Chinese guy, or with gay/lesbian dating in China, I unfortunately cannot offer any first-hand accounts of these types of relationships.